Qualcomm in association with SoftBank Mobile has introduced a mobile broadband router in Japan, Gobi 4G/LTE modem, the MDM9215. This device is designed by ZTE, the device represents the second generation of Gobi-powered 4G/LTE products from SoftBank Mobile and MDM9x15 chipsets built on the 28nm manufacturing process.
Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Gobi wireless modems are enabling smaller, more efficient products and devices that can quickly and seamlessly connect across 3G and 4G/LTE networks.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The MDM9x15 chipset uses 30% less power and enables product designs with30% less printed circuit board area, as compared with previous generation LTE solution.
MDM9x15 chipset features an integrated application processor that allows OEMs to efficiently develop and integrate value-added services, including hotspot functionality when the mobile access point feature is used, further reducing power requirements and cost. SoftBank 102Z, a mobile broadband router was fully implemented in connection with the chipset, allowing for 3G/4G connectivity to be shared by up to 10 devices via Wi-Fi.